I've been told by someone who works at a dealership that the Infiniti trainers have talked about it and that its green lit for production.Is there anything in this thread that isn't pure speculation though? I'm pretty sure Infiniti hasn't even actually confirmed that all the specs were finalized or that they were anywhere close to a production-ready drivetrain to accommodate the hybrid engine...
I'd love to see the Black S get made as soon as 2019 or 2020 but is there any actual, concrete info from Infiniti besides the unveiling to gauge interest?
Lol, we had similar grumblings with the Eau Rouge so i'm definitely not holding my breath when the source is just someone at a single dealership...been burned before. >I've been told by someone who works at a dealership that the Infiniti trainers have talked about it and that its green lit for production.
Don't be so sure. Take a look at this Pirelli partners with Infiniti for 'Project Black S' tireWill never happen, they aren't going to make it. Simply an exercise in trying to build hype around a dull car. ****, Nissan appears to be killing off the Z too.
I'm still not buying it. Name the last Nissan or Infiniti that came with Pirelli tires. Nope, not a one. Bridgestone. It's a Japanese company.
Don't be so sure. Take a look at this Pirelli partners with Infiniti for 'Project Black S' tire
I think this partnership could be an incentive for Infiniti to make this happen. Also, I've never really seen another company spend time and money developing a product for a car unless it was serious. It's one thing to just use branding, but if they begin developing a tire exclusively for Infiniti then I'm willing to bet we'll see a Black S or something like it.
This has been beat to death. Who the **** in their right might is going to pay anywhere near that much when you can buy a GTR at that point?I don't see how the Black S is going to be a $65-70k car, unless we're talking about a completely base-level model...i'd imagine kitted out that it's going to be AT LEAST $75K and easily around the $80K+ mark...we are talking about a complete 500hp KERS-based hybrid system here with some exterior design tweaks and probably upgraded wheels, tires and interior...this thing would smoke the BMW M line, and even M4s are already at like $75K+ for a loaded 444hp model....
That said, i'm for sure willing to upgrade to this when available, but I expect to be paying significantly more than what is being quoted by Motor Trend, lol...
Funny, I don't remember seeing any heavy discounts when I purchased my GTR...seeing as it's a 2010, it should have qualified for these heavy discounts Nissan was offering. :laugh:The only way I foresee Infiniti selling any at that price is heavy discounts, similar to what Nissan did the first 2 years of GTR production.
Probably the best opinion on this that I've seen. For that type of price point, you're open to buying so many other vehicles that are a lot more capable, and much more satisfying to say than I've spent $70k+ on a Q60. I don't care what kind of edition it is, but at that price point, it just doesn't make sense at all.This has been beat to death. Who the **** in their right might is going to pay anywhere near that much when you can buy a GTR at that point?
M3 is built from the ground up, not stuffed into a bloated body like the Q60 is. If all things point to them using the same Q60 body then you cant overcome its weaknesses like suspension design, and overall component material. It just gets heavier and heavier.
Again, going back to price, Infiniti simply doesnt have the same pedigree to command that type of pricing. KERS or not. Nissan can barely sell GTR's which are much more capable minus the KERS.
Everyone drools over the Black S, but people wont be buying them. There are select few who purchase the Red Sport models as is, divide that by 20 for a black S if its beyond 70k.
At this point there is far too much competition when you get to 60k+ market, far more established competitors. The only way I foresee Infiniti selling any at that price is heavy discounts, similar to what Nissan did the first 2 years of GTR production.